Bug 71733 - /usr/share/xemacs-21.4.6/lisp/simple.el mis-configured. important functions are commented out that result in runtime errors. a specified example is deactivate-mark void error.
Summary: /usr/share/xemacs-21.4.6/lisp/simple.el mis-configured. important functions ...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xemacs (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
QA Contact: Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-08-17 08:26 UTC by Jeff Suttor
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:59 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-08-17 08:26:50 UTC
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Description Jeff Suttor 2002-08-17 08:26:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
/usr/share/xemacs-21.4.6/lisp/simple.el has important logic commented out.  this
logic is used by common applications for XEmacs users such as:


the user experiences a deactivate-mark void error message and the  XEmacs
function stops in mid execution often leaving the content being edited in an
invalid state.  note that deactivate-mark is probably not the only important
thing that is commented out in simple.el.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
invoke any XEmacs function that uses deactivate-mark.

Actual Results:  the user receives a deactivate-mark void error message and the
XEmacs function exits leaving the buffer being edited in an invalid state.

Expected Results:  the function should have completed.

Additional info:

the simplest way for most users to work around this is to edit ~/.xemacs/init.el
and add:

;; the following was missing/commented out of
;; /usr/share/xemacs-21.4.6/lisp/simple.el and is necessary to run
;; JDEE.  it appears to have originate with FSFmacs and is used by
;; tempo template.  it appears to be the minimum necessary to use JDEE.
(defvar mark-active nil)
(defsubst deactivate-mark ()
  (if transient-mark-mode
    (setq mark-active nil)
    (run-hooks 'deactivate-mark-hook))))

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-08-23 23:15:54 UTC
xemacs-21.4.8-15 has a much updated simple.el

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